Mr B from Reigate in Surrey was in his sixties when he contacted Oakwood Solicitors who are experts in claims for an accident at work in the UK; he had been injured at work in an accident that wasn?t his fault.

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It was not long before Christmas when Mr B aged 63 at the time was injured at work by defective equipment.

The accident was not his fault as the equipment belonged to his employer. His employer was therefore liable for any injuries Mr B sustained. If defective equipment has caused an accident in the workplace and resulted in any injuries to employees all possible causes will be investigated. Service records will be checked reports of defects or problems will be examined and the frequency of inspections will be taken into account.

Employers must not only create a safe working environment but they must enforce it and ensure that it is adhered to. They are responsible for any employee who has either not been trained or is failing to follow correct safety procedures. Oakwood will pursue claims for an accident at work in the UK without asking for any payment up front as they always work on a no win no fee basis and recover all of their costs from the third party.

It is an employers duty to ensure that all machinery and equipment at work is thoroughly checked on a regular basis to ensure it is working safely therefore not providing any danger to employees.

Employees can be seriously injured by way of faulty equipment which they have been given or by using defective equipment which then causes an accident. These accidents then have penalties from the employer needing to replace or re-train the member of staff who was injured to possibly paying out for rehabilitation and compensation for financial losses which the employee has suffered due to the accident.

Employers may also have to undergo an investigation and face the closure of their firm if serious negligence has resulted in a near-fatal accident on their premises. These are extreme consequences which employers rarely consider but checking equipment can prevent a great deal of heartache further down the line.

Mr B was awarded ?2500.00 and he received 100% of the compensation.

Employers must ensure that they comply with legal requirements including:
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling; if these risks cannot be avoided they must be reduced.
? Provide health supervision as required.
? Provide protective clothing and/or equipment.
? Ensure that the correct warning signs are provided.

All employers have more statutory requirements but these are some of the main ones should your employers not have met these legal minimum requirements we can help. Call us to discuss the potential compensation you could claim if your employer neglected to fulfil his legal requirements.

If you need legal advice regarding claims for an accident at work and would like to talk to solicitors regarding compensation call Oakwood Solicitors in the UK on: 0844 499 9302

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